State policymakers should design a funding blueprint that identifies the supports, policy changes, and investments needed to increase educational excellence, accelerate opportunity, and secure Georgia’s economic future. The framework would provide greater assurances that students can reach their full potential, regardless of the non-academic factors that stifle their success.
Early Care and Learning
Allocation of new resources to provide high-quality school readiness programs for infants and toddlers.
Revision of the Quality Basic Education formula to address the effects of poverty on educational outcomes and emerging district needs, such as transportation, counseling, school safety, and physical and mental health supports.
Redesign of financial aid strategies to ensure programs are student-centered, goal-driven, timely and flexible, and available to all students, regardless of the chosen post-secondary pathway.
Reforming post-secondary institutional finance models to ensure programs and strategies align with student, community, and workforce needs.
Post-Secondary and Workforce Data
Health and Economic Context